Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,861
Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: Help me pick 80D vs 7D mk ii

Budgets are a real factor trade offs are inevitable. 

 

80d vs. 7d 

 

70-200 2.8 Canon vs 70-200 f/4 Canon vs. 70-200 2.8 Tamron. 

 

I would gladly take an 80d over a 7d if it meant I could stretch to get better glass; the two bodies are so similar.   

 

The best compromise would be 80d and Canon 2.8. 

 

The Canon 70-200 2.8 is a really great lens. Better than the f/4. Better than the also good Tamron. 

 

If I couldn't have the Canon 2.8 I'd go for the Tamron 2.8 over the Canon f/4. 

 

Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

Why do so many people say "FER-tographer"? Do they take "fertographs"?
VIP
Posts: 8,186
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Help me pick 80D vs 7D mk ii


@ScottyP wrote:

Budgets are a real factor trade offs are inevitable. 

 

80d vs. 7d 

 

70-200 2.8 Canon vs 70-200 f/4 Canon vs. 70-200 2.8 Tamron. 

 

I would gladly take an 80d over a 7d if it meant I could stretch to get better glass; the two bodies are so similar.   

 

The best compromise would be 80d and Canon 2.8. 

 

The Canon 70-200 2.8 is a really great lens. Better than the f/4. Better than the also good Tamron. 

 

If I couldn't have the Canon 2.8 I'd go for the Tamron 2.8 over the Canon f/4. 

 


I think whatever post processing software you use should be part of the lens selection process.  If someone is using Canon's DPP software, then they should definitely stick to Canon. 

In fact, my general rule is to stick with Canon lenses, except for the places where there are holes in Canon's lineup.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"I don't rent software. I use Photoshop CS6, ACR 9.8 and Lightroom 6.8 ."
New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-03-2013

Re: Help me pick 80D vs 7D mk ii

Here I am almost a year after you posted your dilemna and I'm in the same place. I have a T3i and a 5D MIII. I want to upgrade from the T3i but don't want another full frame at this time. I want the APS for the crop factor to use with my super telephoto lens. I don't need opinions on lenses as I don't anything other than Canon even though some are not L lenses or they are older L lenses and not as good as the newer versions.

 

What did you decide, the 7D II or the 80D? And are you happy with your selection?

 

I don't take videos and I shoot in RAW almost exclusively. I don't shoot much in the way of action but occasionally and it would be animals. I do like the articulating LCD screen and have been glad to have it on occasion but I'm using the 5D MIII so much which doesn't have one and I haven't missed it. I think my biggest concern is noise at higher ISO's and I'm thinking of weight (1/2 lb difference) because by the time you add a heavy lens it gets pretty heavy.

 

Thanks in advance.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,984
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: Help me pick 80D vs 7D mk ii


@msaardvark wrote:

Here I am almost a year after you posted your dilemna and I'm in the same place. I have a T3i and a 5D MIII. I want to upgrade from the T3i but don't want another full frame at this time. I want the APS for the crop factor to use with my super telephoto lens. I don't need opinions on lenses as I don't anything other than Canon even though some are not L lenses or they are older L lenses and not as good as the newer versions.

 

What did you decide, the 7D II or the 80D? And are you happy with your selection?

 

I don't take videos and I shoot in RAW almost exclusively. I don't shoot much in the way of action but occasionally and it would be animals. I do like the articulating LCD screen and have been glad to have it on occasion but I'm using the 5D MIII so much which doesn't have one and I haven't missed it. I think my biggest concern is noise at higher ISO's and I'm thinking of weight (1/2 lb difference) because by the time you add a heavy lens it gets pretty heavy.

 

Thanks in advance.


I've never used, or even seen, an 80D, so consider the source. But one factor that could conceivably influence your decision is that the controls on a 7D Mark II are virtually identical to those on a 5D Mark III, effectively removing any learning curve.

 

"Proof" of the above: A couple of years ago my wife and I were out on my cousin's sailboat, and I had gotten up to steer the boat, leaving my 5D3 on the seat next to my wife. She accidentally picked it up and used it for an hour or so, thinking it was her 7D2. And FWIW, she too is sensitive to a camera's weight. The main reason she has a 7D2 is that she refuses to carry a full-frame camera.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-03-2013

Re: Help me pick 80D vs 7D mk ii

Thank you Robert. That is one of my considerations and even thought it might be a problem in that I would accidentally use the wrong camera (like your wife)!! Right now both cameras are on sale and the 7D II heavily discounted which makes me wonder if Canon is going to replace it. Still thinking.....

Highlighted
VIP
Posts: 8,186
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Help me pick 80D vs 7D mk ii


@msaardvark wrote:

Thank you Robert. That is one of my considerations and even thought it might be a problem in that I would accidentally use the wrong camera (like your wife)!! Right now both cameras are on sale and the 7D II heavily discounted which makes me wonder if Canon is going to replace it. Still thinking.....


 

I, for one, would be a little surprised if Canon did not announce a 7D Mark III before the end of the year.  

 

The 7D2 is being heavily discounted because a couple of newer bodies are gviing it a run for its’ money.  The newer models have higher resolution, combined with the next generation Dual Pixel AF system.

 

If you want a 7D2, then go for it.  It still has significant advantages over the younger generation of bodies.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"I don't rent software. I use Photoshop CS6, ACR 9.8 and Lightroom 6.8 ."
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement